Girl's Track and Field
The lady Indians had their share of incredible success in sports also. None better however than
the Track and Field team of 1983-84. Led by all-state performer Lane Suarez the team finished 2nd in
the Illinois State 1A Girls Track Meet! The trophy for this great team can be viewed in the photo above.
It can be viewed in person at Kelly's Restaurant in downtown Tiskilwa.
The individual winners and the better teams are listed below.
1980-81 Teresa Colby 800 Meter Run 4th Place
1982-83 Lane Suarez 800 Meter Run 3rd Place
1983-84 TEAM FINISHED 2ND AT IHSA TRACK MEET
SCORED 34 POINTS, TEUTOPOLIS SCORED 46
Lane Suarez 400
Meter Dash State Champion
800 Meter Run State Champion
800 Meter Medley Relay Team State Champions
4 X 400 Meter Relay Team
1985-86 Missy Sims Shot Put 7th
1986-87 Missy Sims Shot Put 2nd
Girls Volleyball Teams, known as the "Volley Dolls", were also very successful winning four
regional championships under the direction of Coach John Garvin. The team's records are
not know at this time. We are seeking help for this information.
1984-85 N.R.A. Regional Champion Coach
1985-86 N.R.A. Regional Champion
Coach John Garvin
1990-91 N.R.A. Regional Champion Coach
1991-92 N.R.A. Regional Champion
Coach John Garvin
Girls Basketball was first offered in the IHSA in 1973; however, before the establishment of Title IX, there
was a girls basketball team at THS that competed on a very limited schedule.
Tiskilwa's lady Indians won two state titles in the Girls Basketball "Postal" Tournament, in
1938 (beating Normal) and 1939 (beating Elkville). They also had a third place
finish in 1941.
We are seeiking information on the better girl's basketball teams which competed at THS. If you would
like to share some information please complete a school submission form.
Bob Prusator - Boy's Basketball 1958 -1986
531 -199 overall (#54 All-Time, #28 for victories at one school)
Class A Elite 8 - 1982-83
8 - Regional Titles
4 - District Titles
- 20+ game-winning seasons
Boy's Football 1958 - 1967
53 - 20 overall
Two undefeated / untied seasons
Two one-loss seasons
Coach Prusator has been inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall
of Fame and the Bureau County Sports Hall of Fame.
Tiskilwa High School had many great activities that made it an amazing facility in which to gain a well-rounded
education. The school offered FFA, FHA, student government, chorus, dances, and many other activities.
One activity that set it apart from other small schools in the area was the Tiskilwa Pep Band. The band was
well known throughout the area and even throughout the state in the 1970s. The Tiskilwa Pep Band even holds the distinction
of being named the FIRST pep band to perform at an IHSA basketball tournament! Please read the page below scanned directly
from the 1976 IHSA Class 'A' State Basketball Tournament Program sent to us by Jim Kouzmanoff.
To view a short video clip of the Tiskilwa High School Marching Band in action during the 1980 Northern
Illinois University Homecoming parade in DeKalb check out this YouTube video sent to us by "Tom":